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Conversation with the Artist: Betsy Youngquist

Conversation with the Artist: Betsy Youngquist 1

On today's blog we have a conversation with artist Betsy Youngquist, whose work is a wondrous web of storytelling on loss, remembrance, and magic. Youngquist is a mixed media artist whose dazzling beaded creatures bring the fantastical realms of our imagination to life. Join us as we delve in with Betsy to talk about her pieces that she's been working on and the stories they create along the way.
Wings & Stings July Picks

Wings & Stings July Picks 0

Last month we featured a very small selection of our favorites from the Wings & Stings challenge prior to the final judging that will be announced by August 1st. We wanted to select some more pieces for you to take a closer look at for the month of July!
History of Beads: Upper Paleolithic Era

History of Beads: Upper Paleolithic Era 0

After the Upper Paleolithic era, we see an elaboration of new crafting technologies used to create beads and art forms, new forms of adornment, and unique distinctions across cultures. 
Wings & Stings June Picks

Wings & Stings June Picks 1

Take a look at the preview of some of the Directors' personal selections of the amazing array of artwork submitted for our first MOB Challenge: Wings & Stings!
Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe

Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe 0

Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.
Treat Yourself! A Recipe for Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream

Treat Yourself! A Recipe for Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream 3

The truth is, doing anything during a pandemic is hard work and everyone (yes, everyone) deserves something special for getting through this last year and especially through these last few months. 

In light of that, we are sharing with you our Director’s delicious Cranberry Scone and Clotted Cream recipe. Take a momentary break and make yourself something nice, because you absolutely deserve it.